Autoboys Strengthens Offering With World’s Biggest Car Paint Brand
Leading auto glass and parts provider Autoboys now has South Africa’s most comprehensive automotive offering thanks to new paints that it’s brought to market.
Autoboys is known for its high-quality parts and perfection in glass-fitting. The company has over 70 outlets across South Africa, 290 insurance partners and 169 fitment vehicles.
And now Autoboys has also added high-quality paints — in the form of the PPG Aquabase brand — to its comprehensive automotive offerings in South Africa.
Autoboys has secured exclusivity in South Africa for the PPG Nexa Aquabase brand, which is the only true waterborne system on the automotive market and which has a dominant market share in countries such as the UK.
PPG is currently the largest paint company in the world and carries many motor manufacturer approvals, including the likes of VW, Toyota, Ford, Nissan and a range of other international OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) brands.
PPG Nexa Aquabase’s colour database consists of 700 000 colours, meaning that it caters for almost every production vehicle on the planet. As a result, A-grade and even B-Grade panel beaters in the country will find this offering highly valuable for their businesses.
“By bringing these paints into the country, we’re now the only comprehensive majority black owned national provider in South Africa when it comes to the supply of body parts, glass, mechanical parts and paint. With all our abrasives, polishers and solvents that go with the paint, we truly have the complete solution for the body and paint shop,” says Shawn van Eeden, Autoboys’ National Refinish Manager.
“What also makes the addition of PPG Nexa Aquabase to our lineup significant is the fact that it is one of the few paint brands in the country that is approved by most of the major motor manufacturers,” adds van Eeden.
The paint range is currently available at Autoboys’ outlets in Southdale (JHB), Annlin (PTA), Vereeniging and Bloemfontein. The paint is expected to be available soon in the Eastern and Western Cape as well as KwaZulu-Natal.
Before the end of the year, most Autoboys automotive outlets across South Africa and Botswana will stock PPG Nexa Aquabase as well.
Autoboys parts managers and staff have recently also attended training courses hosted by PPG and acquired the necessary hands-on skills to bring them up to speed on the automotive refinish market.
This process has involved employing both internal and external staff that have previous experience with the paint.
PPG itself has a rich history as it was founded in the US in 1883 and today it is a global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, and specialty materials.
PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company.
“We are equipped, trained and ready to assist customers with using PPG’s highly respected products. We’re looking forward to supplying the market with this high-quality offering,” says van Eeden.
Autoboys – which is 51% owned by African Rainbow Capital and level 3 BBBEE certified – is a leading auto glass and parts specialist in South Africa. Autoboys is known for its innovative ideas, excellent service, professionalism, high-quality parts and perfection in glass-fitting. The company has over 70 glass and 8 parts outlets across South Africa, 290 insurance partners and over 169 fitment vehicles.